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More than 120 volunteers came out on Saturday, April 30, to help the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) plant 400 trees and shrubs. and remove invasive species such as honeysuckle and buckthorn. CVC hosted its second annual community tree planting at Rattray Marsh Conservation Area by planting more than 25 species of trees and shrubs in different areas throughout the conservation area to boost biodiversity.
01: Ryan, Patryk, Eric, Aidan & Leslie from the 1st Applewood Venturers. 02: Aida with her shovel. 03: Elliott holding up a rock his dad Andrew uncovered. 04: Samrah, Isa & Asyah working together to plant trees.
In April of 2016, 20 lucky students of Riverside PS and Cawthra Park SS visited Arviat, Nunavut where they were introduced to diverse activities such as dog-sledding, caribou hunting, igloo building, watching the northern lights and more. On May 22nd the Port Credit students welcomed their “twins” from Nunavut who were shocked by the overwhelmingly warm weather. The Port Credit BIA and the Crooked Cue hosted a “Welcome” lunch before they headed for a trip into Toronto. On May 27th both sets of students participated in a “Selfie” Scavenger Hunt around Port Credit and had a BBQ at Riverside PS where a send off ceremony occurred and certificates were given out by Councillor Tovey. 01: Students gather out front of Riverside Public School. 02: Ann, Alexa, & Sierra helping to set up the event. 03: Smiling students. 04: James receiving his certificate from Councillor Jim Tovey.
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The Port Credit Village Project gathered at Clarke Hall on May 3rd. The Village Project is a Not-For-Profit organization focused on enhancing the distinct character of Port Credit. Jim Tovey, City Councillor - Ward 1, and John Danahy, Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, gave an interesting presentation and held an open discussion about how to integrate and advance the knowledge and technology into future Port Credit development. 01: Councillor Jim Tovey discussing the Port Credit Village Project with the residents. 02: Group of interested residents. 03: Two of the many residents who came out to listen to the presentation.
DunCam Services signature event had entrepreneurs and small businesses gather together at Le Trepot to celebrate their achievements in an ambiance of relaxation and decadence. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to beautify, adorn and indulge in this wonderful unique experiences. 01: Shannon & Ari from Vitality Group. 02: Wendy from Zen Garden Soap Co. 03: Volunteers, Felicia & Elyse.
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The wonderful staff at Walden Circle hosted the Opening Blue Jays game in their theatre for all the residents. There was freshly popped popcorn and peanuts and a special presentation. Walden Circle has a Resident’s Wish list and this day was Dave’s Wish! Butler Mortgage donated two tickets to a Blue Jay game in June which were presented to Dave during the game. His son Rob was on hand to help celebrate with all the excited residents cheering! 01: Getting ready for the game. 02: Handing out the peanuts and popcorn. 03: Dave & his son Rob excited about going to a Blue Jays game!
THE LAST WALTZ FUNDRAISER FOR THE SOUTH SIDE SHUFFLE
On May 6th a Southside Shuffle Fundraising SPECIAL Event was held at the Lakeshore Conference Centre. The LAST WALTZ - a Musical Celebration of THE BAND - Live performed their inspiring and crowd pleasing show for over 2 hours to a very enthusiastic sold out crowd. It is some of the best music ever to come out of Canada. Under the musical direction of Lance Anderson The Band featured Jerome Levon Avis, Paul James, Chuck Jackson, Johnny Max and special guest Quisha Wint. What a show! 01: Laura arriving with the wonderful food from the Jerk Brothers. 02: Paul Likuski with Chuck. 03: Susan, Sue & Cathy with all their raffle tickets.
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SHOPLOCAL Lynn Still, Chair of Clarkson BIA Invites you to Shop Local in Clarkson Village.
Shop Local to take advantage of great opportunities, improve your community and get more for your shopping dollar.
REASONS TO SHOP LOCAL IN CLARKSON:
Putting your money to work at local businesses, instead of at big box retailers or online stores helps the local economy in Clarkson. The BIA members are much more likely to buy goods from local suppliers and hire local services, than the large multinationals in the area.
Local businesses employ an estimated 50% of an area’s workforce. In Clarkson, the local BIA members are the engine that keeps the local economy going.
Local businesses offer much better service. In a small business, every dollar counts, and most small business owners operate, and treat their customers, accordingly. This is a difference you can feel! Buying local helps create a more vibrant neighbourhood.
Local businesses are better for the environment. With more locallysourced products and less infrastructure to support, locally-owned businesses contribute less to urban sprawl and generate lower CO2 emissions and pollution from transportation and logistics.
Small businesses support community groups. Non-profit organizations receive on average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.
Local businesses are owned by people who typically live in the community, and are therefore more invested in its success. They help deter crime, keep the streetscape cleaner, participate in community projects, and generally act as better neighbours than people who don’t live here.
Local businesses are faster, more responsive, and sometimes even cheaper. When the overall value to the community is factored in, shopping locally just makes the most sense. So the next time you need catering for a party, a can of paint, or hardware to hang a picture, head to Clarkson and take advantage of the great local shopping, so you don’t miss out.
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A GREENER FUTURE
01: Enzo & Mark enjoying a game of pool. 02: Leanne & Andrew with Christine & Mike. 03: PC Alumni’s who graduated in the 1940’s are Peggy, Bill, Brace & Marg.
01: Butt Blitz volunteers, Zuzanna, Cindy, Melissa, Councillor Tovey, Liza & Peter collected over 3,000 butts.
Upstairs at the Crooked Cue saw a full house with many alumni from Port Credit High School coming to enjoy an evening of reminiscing. There were alumni who graduated during the early 1940’s up to present day. All proceeds went to providing Scholarships to deserving PCSS students and assisting the school with funding special projects.
The Goal for the Butt Blitz clean up was to collect 100,000 butts all over Canada. The total for the 2016 Butt Blitz was 118,551 butts collected! Mississauga’s contribution was collected in Port Credit. The local volunteers of Port Credit collect 4,500 cigarette butts within 3 hours! A Greener Future will be hosting 13 clean ups in Mississauga for the Love Your Lake campaign.
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For over ten years these ladies have been getting together to paint on Thursdays, hence their name the Thursday’s Painters. Each would host a morning session followed by a pot lunch and some fabulous camaraderie. All their original paintings are on sale as well as many of the paintings having been turned into cards, prints and posters for purchase as well. It was a beautiful surrounding to display their amazing works of art.
High tea with Hazel brought together community leaders, friends, family, mothers, daughters, grandmothers and sisters all together to celebrate the beginning of Mother’s Day weekend. Everyone wore hats or fascinators and drank tea out of their favourite tea cups. Randy Persaud emcee’d, Former Mayor Hazel McCallion was signing her book Hurricane Hazel, Laurie Usypchuk, Owner of Love This House, spoke about colour. It was an amazing afternoon of fun and friendship all in support of an amazing cause - She Has A Voice!
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01: Artwork on display. 02: Many samplings of the Thursday’s Painters works of art on display. 03: Thursday’s Painters Lynn, Ev, Rosemary, Jane & Jackie
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NORTHERN EXCHANGE To experience the great, white north with a group of peers was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Twenty students from Riverside Public School and Cawthra Park High School took part this year in the YMCA Youth Exchange Program. In April, we travelled to the Hamlet of Arviat, Nunavut for a week to experience Inuit culture and community. The generosity and kindness that welcomed us when we arrived in Arviat was overwhelming. Each student from Mississauga was paired with a student from John Arnalukjuak High School. As soon as we arrived at the small airport it was go, go, go, for the rest of the week.
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We had the opportunity to talk to many of the elders of the community about their lives in Arviat and how much it they have seen it change over the years. We were taught about traditions such as drumming, carving, sewing, igloo building, dogsledding and ice fishing. We also learned traditional Inuit games that were once played on the land to stay warm, gain endurance, strength, and flexibility. We even went out “on the land” with the hunters and helped to skin and carve a caribou, which we cooked into stew to bring to the elders for a traditional meal. We learned how vital the caribou is to the survival and lives of the Inuit and how they use every part of it, ensuring nothing is wasted.
Over the week the students from Arviat befriended us, even with the language barrier, and taught us about their life in Arviat.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS SOON FADED AS WE CAME TO REALIZE THAT WE ARE ALL JUST YOUNG TEENS, SIMILAR IN SO MANY WAYS. It is now our turn to open our arms and welcome the students and teachers from Arviat to our city and our way of life here in Mississauga. Some of the planned experiences will include a visit to Niagara Falls, the CN Tower, and a local farm. We will be involved in a community service project and will take our northern friends camping among trees (they donâ€™t have them in Arviat!). Of course, there will be some great mall shopping and a movie!
This experience would not have been possible without the sponsorship of local businesses, organizations and individuals and the YMCA Youth Exchange Program and Heritage Canada, who funded travel for both the Mississauga and Arviat students. Thank you to all who helped make this an experience we will never forget!
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01: Mark & Deb Reeves admiring their son Jordan’s painting. 02: Carmela, Laura with Esther O’Toole. 03: Mix at Six at Flip a Coin photo credit to Sanborg Productions. 04: Students participating in the scavenger hunt at the YMCA Youth Exchange. 05: Neena & Bev from Shoppers Drug Mart with Former Mayor Hazel McCallion & Timothy the Bee. 06: Iconic Furniture grandopening with Mayor Bonnie Crombie cutting the ribbon.
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SPRING GARDEN TOUR
On May 29th the Canadian Cancer Society hosted their 11th annual Spring Garden Tour. A small group of Port Credit homeowners opened their lovely spring gardens to the public in support of the fight against cancer. In only select gardens patrons were able to listen to local musicians perform instrumental music or pick up a handcrafted artisan item which was on display and for sale.
01: Taking in the gorgeous garden scenery. 02: Cathy, Linda & Lillian enjoying the sunshine. 03: A chipmunk in a teacup. 04: The fully stocked pond.
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AT WALDEN CIRCLE The residents of Walden Circle were surprised on May 30th by the arrival of 6 exotic animals in their common room. From a Silky Chicken named Olaf to a Madagascar Lemur named Zabu, the residents were also presented a pink Cockatoo, a Dwarf Rabbit, a red footed Tortoise and even a 4 year old Bermese Python. Most residents were excited to touch all the animals while some left as soon as the massive snake was brought out.
04 01: Madeleine touching the Bermese Python. 02: Prince the Cockatoo. 03: Up close with the Red Footed Tortoise. 04: Olaf the Silky chicken.
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EVOLUTION - AN ART COLLABORATION
“Evolution,” is collaborative art initiative with The Port Credit BIA, PCSS Visual Arts Department, and Centre City Capital Limited; utilizing the historic Port Credit Post Office renovation as a venue for an outdoor art exhibition. This art project was created to celebrate the BIA’s history and activities in the past forty years that promote Port Credit as an exciting place to live, work, and play. An outdoor reception was held at the Port Credit Harbour marina showcasing the art installations. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and see the amazing artwork created by the grade 11 Visual Art Students of Port Credit Secondary School.
01: Afeef with his painting of Clarke Hall. 02: A painting from the Grade 11 Art Class. 03: Richard, Johnathon, Councillor Tovey, Amber, Lucy, artist Afeef, Patriciu with Susan. 04: Kaitlyn with her vision of Port Credit.
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Located in the heart of Port Credit in beautiful Memorial Park over 100 of Canada’s top artists & artisans gather to celebrate their masterpieces. Guests enjoyed the many pieces of pottery, glass, jewellery, paintings, wood turning, gourmet food, live music and much more. The children were able to participate in art classes run by wonderful volunteers and a knitting station was enjoyed by those interested. Celebrating their second anniversary Artfest was gifted with beautiful warm weather the entire weekend.
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01: Gloria & Marcelo Pazan owners of Pazan Gallery in Port Credit. 02: Local Artist, Nettie Seip. 03: Juliet & Jude colouring pictures. 04: Jared dancing to the music provided by Tim & Pat. 05: Live music provided by Tim Bovaconti & Pat Allcock.
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The two main types of retail shops for selling used furniture are consignment and thrift, and the most notable difference between the two is the quality and the presentation of the items being sold. Consignment shops hand select their items to be sold and thrift shops typically accept donations or pay a small price and are therefore much less discriminating with merchandise brought in. In addition, consignment shops sell second-hand items on behalf of the original owner who then receives a percentage of the selling price when the item sells. Pricing is typically reduced after the first 30 days and each month thereafter. The items remain the property of the original owner (‘consignor’) until the item is sold or after a specified number of days (general range is from 120-240 days) then the items become the property of the store or are donated to charity. The mantra of every interior designer maintains that with furniture shopping it is critical to buy the best you can afford and strongly recommend consignment. The biggest complaint about mass produced or disposable furniture is that it devalues the second you swipe your credit card. Vintage or quality furniture retains it’s value, has more
character than their new counterparts and most importantly gives a home a unique and contemporary look. OTP Living, a division of ...of Things Past is Toronto’s newest consignment store offering an affordable well-curated array of vintage, contemporary and antique furniture and accessories. Pricing generally ranges from one-half to one-third of what the item would have retailed for originally. Our customers are design savvy and range from people renting their first apartment, designers and to those furnishing a 2nd home. If you haven’t yet discovered the thrill of consignment shopping, it’s a great way to freshen up your space.
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SECONDARY SCHOOL CLAR K SO N’S MULT I F E S T & MENTA L H E A LTH W E E K Clarkson Secondary School hosted and will be hosting a total of two great events in the month of May. Mental Health Awareness week ran from May 9 - May 12 to help students cope with stress. Multifest, which is an event hosted by the Clarkson’s Multicultural Club will take place on May 27 between the hours of 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Both parents and students would be able to attend. May 9 marked the first day of Clarkson Secondary School’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Classes were able to sign up for a variety of fun and engaging activities throughout the week. Monday included a presentation from “Youth Net” that talked about coping with mental health issues, at lunch students broke a sweat during a class of zumba and in the afternoon students learned an ancient Chinese tradition called Tai Chi. Day 2 of Mental Health Week consisted of a Josh Cowperthwaite presentation, a classic game of dodgeball to ease away stress, and finished off with a nice relaxing session of yoga. Wednesday’s schedule included a speakers panel, a pickup game of basketball and a Kahoot at lunch. St. John’s ambulance therapy dogs also made an appearance during periods 3 and 4, visiting classrooms where students could interact with them. May 12 was the final day of Mental Health Awareness Week. Classes spent the end of this week playing a game of volleyball at lunch and in art therapy during periods 2 and 4 where they had the chance to colour, which is an efficient way to relieve stress. After this amazing week came to an end Clarkson Secondary School has started planning for it’s next big event on May 27th: Multifest, which is a cultural event filled with entertainment, food and other activities. Students are able to dress in cultural dresses and garments and participate in the fashion show, which will be taking place on the evening of Friday, May 27. The fashion show is in an excellent way students can showcase their culture and feel proud. Each individual can also contribute to the potluck by bringing in food from their culture. Clarkson’s Multifest is an amazing way students can embrace and appreciate each other’s culture and have an evening to remember with friends and family. Tickets to Multifest sell for only $3 and with the purchase of one ticket, students get free henna! The Multicultural Club looks forwards to a memorable evening with all!
GORDON GRAYDON MEMORIAL
SECONDARY SCHOOL As we wind down another very successful year, at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, there are still a number of events happening throughout June. The prom was held Friday, June 3rd, and was attended by over 130 senior students. The evening began with students enjoying the photo area and sharing memories of high school. It was followed by a delicious four course meal, dancing and creating final memories in the photo booth. Students left the event with a bitter sweet feeling. They are excited about the new pathways that await them, and are saddened they are leaving friends and the routine of Graydon. The Annual Athletic Banquet took place Wednesday, June 8th. Students, who participated in Graydon sports throughout the 2015/16 school year, enjoyed an evening of celebration and awards. The Student Athletic Council did an amazing job planning and decorating for the event. Graydon offered over 15 sports this school year, with over 30 students receiving various awards for their hard work, determination, spirit and leadership. Each year, at Graydon, we unfortunately have staff members leave Graydon to pursue new educational endeavours. At the time of submission, Graydon is losing two staff members. Mr. Scott Gould (the school’s robotics advisor and technology teacher) will be leaving Graydon to Castlebrook Secondary School in Brampton. He is excited about this opportunity, but also will miss Graydon a great deal. The Robotics Team will continue to be a major club offered, at Graydon, despite Mr. Gould’s departure. Finally, Mr. Dan Lalonde (the school’s drama teacher and musical director) will be leaving Graydon as he obtained a leadership position at The Woodlands Secondary School in Mississauga. Mr. Lalonde is sad to be leaving Graydon, however, is looking forward to his new position. The staff, replacing Mr. Gould and Mr. Lalonde, have not been determined yet. However, every effort will be made to ensure the teachers replacing them, will continue with the amazing programming and student supports offered at Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School. Student final evaluations will begin Monday, June 20th and conclude Thursday, June 23rd. The exam schedule has been provided to students and is posted around the school. It is also available on the school’s web-site. All students, writing final evaluations, are wished success and congratulations on the completion of their course work. The final major school event, for the 2015/16 school year, will occur Wednesday, June 29th… Commencement. The ceremony will begin promptly (7:00 pm) at Cawthra Park Secondary School. All graduating students are asked to be at the school, no later than 6:30 pm, so students can assemble accordingly. Due to the smaller venue, of this year’s Commencement, each student is restricted to two guest.
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As we look ahead to the 2016/17 school year, there are many events planned to welcome our Grade 9 students. The first is the Grade 9 BBQ/Olympic scheduled for Friday, September 9th. A newsletter, to all our new Hawks, will be sent home at the start of August outlining the school’s events and where to find additional information. Registration dates/times, for the upcoming school year, will be posted on the school’s web-site at the end of June, so families can plan their summer break accordingly. On behalf of the Graydon school community, we would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer break. We look forward to another incredible school year in 2016/17. If at any time, there are questions or enquiries, please feel free to contact the school at 905-274-2391. Information is also available online: www.gordongraydon.com. Or follow on Twitter @GraydonHawks.
ensembles received invitations to perform at the Nationals, as a part of MusicFest Canada, and our Chamber Strings ensemble was invited to compete in the Ontario Music Festivals Association’s Provincial Finals. In addition to receiving invitations to perform at the provincial and national levels, our Chamber Strings ensemble was awarded a scholarship from the Kiwanis Music Festival as a result of their fine performance. Well done, Port Credit!
SOLAR CAR C OMPETITION - May 27, 2016
SECONDARY SCHOOL NEW P R O G R A M TO P C SS ! SHSM: Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services PCSS is proud to announce that our new Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services Specialist High Skills Major Program has been approved by the Ministry of Education! This program allows students to focus on a career of their choice and achieve a Ministry Red Seal on their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students who are interested in careers such as police officer, lawyer, firefighter, paralegal, soldier, emergency manager, correctional officer, conservation officer, border services officer, and 911 dispatcher have recently been accepted into the program. Students will take high school courses in grade 11 and 12 tailored to these careers, and will be given the chance to work with industry leaders and experience cutting-edge training in justice, community safety and emergency services. Students will also earn seven sector-recognized certifications such as First Aid, CPR and Conflict Resolution and will be given experiential learning opportunities and participate in career exploration activities within this sector. For more information call the Guidance Department at Port Credit Secondary School 905-278-3382.
S O U N D S O F S P RI N G C O N C E RT 2 0 1 6 PCSS Music Department presented a fantastic concert titled “Sounds of Spring.” PCSS Band and Regional Strings students performed an eclectic array of selections. It was a great celebration to a very successful year for the Music Department. Several ensembles performed at festivals throughout the year and this was a perfect opportunity to show case their hard work and dedication. We are pleased to announce that two of our Regional Strings
The annual Solar Car competition run by PCSS Senior SciTech Students was a huge success. We saw over 80 grade 6-8 students competing for the title of solar car winner. Each team received a kit from PCSS that includes a solar panel and a motor, then it’s up to the competitors to design and build their own vehicle to demonstrate construction skills, as well as knowledge about solar energy to race against others.
KIN GF ISH ER DAYS May, a group of dedicated students at PCSS put on an spectacular showing of Kingfisher Days by Toronto playwright Susan Coyne. Kingfisher Days is the story of five year old girl named Susan, visiting a summer cottage,an elf, a retired school teacher and fairy princess, and a journey into a land of elves. After weeks and weeks of rehearsal students took the stage for 3 nights as well as two day performances and the hard work really showed. The play featured Sofiya Yourashchuk as the quirky narrator, a Elena Davis as the imaginative young child, Alex Shedula as the kindly old neighbor and Kelly Ma played a delightful and magical Nootsie Tah, the precocious fairy princess. Commitment to character, live musical accompaniment and the beautiful sense of nostalgia brought life to a this new Canadian classic.
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ADJUST to a NEW HOME Article by: STEPHANIE HEBB
ur pets are our family. We love and care for them and they return the favour with loyalty and companionship. While our pets have a remarkable capacity for understanding us based on tone of voice, body language and sensing changes in our body chemistry, they can only react to what they see at the time. We can’t explain things that are going to happen in the future, such as an impending move.
comfortable in and make it clear to everyone that the door to that area stays closed! With the front door open to facilitate the movers, it is easy for dogs to escape on a move day.
Moving can be a very stressful experience for your dog, compounded by the fact that most of us find moving stressful and the dog can sense that. To ease the experience for your furry friend, here are a few tips.
When you arrive at the new property, go for a good walk around the neighbourhood before going in. Keep your dog on a leash when you enter the new place and show him around the rooms. If the dog seems anxious you can either a) tie him to you with a long leash as you move around or b) close him into his crate/a room while he settles down. You know your dog best - would he prefer to stay close to you? Or be by himself? You decide based on your dog’s preferences.
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If possible, take your dog for walks in the new neighbourhood so he can get used to the new environment and new smells. If you can, take him into the new house a couple of times before you move in. Plan to move all his old stuff - his bed, toys, food dishes - anything that is familiar for him. Don’t use the move as an excuse to buy everything new. Having familiar items around will help your dog to settle in to the new house.
Try not to leave your dog alone in the new place on the first day as he may develop separation anxiety even if he hasn’t had any in the past. If possible, plan to be home for a few days and gradually leave your dog alone for longer and longer periods of time. As much as possible, try to keep his routine consistent. Same meal times. Same walk times. Same frequency of trips outside for toilet. It is also important not to leave your dog outside unattended for a few days following the move. Until he settles in, he may decide to make a break for it and jump or dig out of the yard in an attempt to get back to the old place.
DAY OF T H E M OV E If your dog is used to being left with a sitter or going to doggie daycare, it is best to send him there on the day of the move. That way, he will be safe and won’t feel the stress of the move. If it is not possible to leave him with someone, confine your dog to a crate/room he feels
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On Saturday, June 4th, PTTR hosted a Canada Day Fundraiser at the Oasis Convention Centre. The event featured live music provided by Pauly and The Goodfellas with their set titled ‘History of Rock n’ Soul’ a special tribute to the Jersey Boys, Motown and The Village People. The set had people up on the dance floor all night dancing away.
01: Dancing fever. 02: Angie, Howard and John. 03: Deanna, Andy, Lorrie, Andy, Kara, Dragon, Diane, Randy. 04: Janette, Jen, Beatrice. 05: John, Yvonne and Ric. 06: Vince, Claudio, Martino, Ric, Beatrice, Leonard and Martino. 07: Don’t forget to like us.
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